Douglas team at Brooklands 1920s
Douglas team at Brooklands, 1920s

The birthplace of British motorsport and aviation is the destination for the Surrey and Hampshire Section’s July meeting, on Sunday 14th. More details from Roy Staunton, roy.staunton@virgin.net

Douglas Club Surrey and Hants Section at Brooklands, July 2019
Surrey and Hants Section at Brooklands, July 2019
WWII Douglas Generator Engine Fitted to 1920 American Monoplane, at Brooklands Museum
WWII Douglas Generator Engine Fitted to 1920 American Monoplane, at Brooklands Museum

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  1. Only four of the Surrey Hants section members met at the Brooklands Museum for our ride on Sunday 14th July. On arrival we found that the place was very busy with hundreds of people milling around and eventually we found out that there was a joint event going on ā€“ Super Car Sunday – with Mercedes World, which is next door. Mercedes World has a full- size test track with skid pan and other facilities. Mind you despite all the highly expensive Super Cars that were on display 4 old Douglas motorcycles created a good deal of interest. As the photograph will show we had a Plus 80, Mark 5, Dragonfly and a Comp.
    The four of us enjoyed several hours going around all the Brooklands exhibits. We did find Graham Browns S6 side car outfit which usually has his 1927 works racer in the side car, but the bike was missing, and a note been left ā€“ Sorry gone racing. In fact, the works racer had been collected a day or so before by Malcolm Brown and Simon Coombes and was in action that day at the VMCC Festival of 1000 bikes at Mallory Park.
    We also spotted yet another DIY light monoplane using what appears to be a Douglas generator engine. The design of the monoplane dated back to 1920 by George D White and Co in America, but clearly has been restored using a WW11 generator engine.
    Yet again another good day out with good company.

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